QUEEN OF THE NIGHT
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18, 2020
A powerful evening of music by Mozart and Haydn
includes one of the world’s best-loved arias,
“Der Hölle Rache” from The Magic Flute,
sung by coloratura soprano Caitlin Cisler.
Single tickets go on sale at the Mansfield box office on Monday, October 28, 2019. For the best seats and best prices, become a subscriber.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was one of the most prolific and influential composers of the Classical era, with more than 600 works to his name. His one-movement Symphony No. 32 is a high-energy, light and bright start to an extraordinary evening.
Written when Mozart was in his teens, Exsultate Jubilate (Rejoice, Be Glad) is a sacred composition for voice and orchestra. Soprano Caitlin Cisler’s virtuosity is further showcased in the demanding Queen of the Night aria which requires a F note above a high C in a bravura performance.
Composer Gabriel Fauré described the discipline of Mozart’s work as “admirable clarity (that) exacts absolute cleanness; the slightest mistake in it stands out like black on white. It is music in which all the notes must be heard.”
The most celebrated composer of Mozart’s day, Austrian Franz Josef Haydn was known as “Father of the Symphony.” His Symphony No. 104 “London,” was his final and the last of twelve commissions written to be “blockbusters” with folksy, joyful music that let him break the mold of his previous works.
Give Mozart a fairy tale and he creates an immortal masterpiece.
– Camille Saint Saëns
"Cisler...floated and flitted and sparkled and sang, easily combining winsome appeal with coloratura chops"
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Great Falls College MSU
Broaden your knowledge and appreciation of music with Maestro Grant Harville’s Symphony Previews—a series of fun, informative, (and free!) discussions about each concert in the Silver Series. Join us at Great Falls College MSU Thursday noon the week of the concert and feel free to bring your lunch.